The Wisdom Project Podcast
By Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History
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The Wisdom Project podcast is produced by the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the University of Kentucky Libraries. The podcast features stories drawn from oral history interviews and projects from the Nunn Center’s extensive collection of nearly 10,000 oral history interviews. Additionally, we will feature oral history-related news from all over the world.
||Clean#009: Freedom Singer: Civil Rights Activist Charles Neblett||This episode explores the personal story of civil rights activist Charles Neblett who was a member of the Freedom Singers. In addition to discussing his role working for SNCC and performing as a Freedom Singer, this episode explores the role of...||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#008: Moonshiners and Revenuers||This episode explores the story of moonshine in Wayne County, Kentucky, the process of making / selling moonshine, and the experiences of agents trying to catch the moonshiners. Interviews are part of the Moonshiners and Revenuers Oral...||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#007: Trial by Fire: Looking back at the Heaven Hill Distillery Fire||On November 7, 1996, the Heaven Hill Distillery i…||11/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#006: The Writing on the Wall: An American Soldier in Italy||Episode #006 of the Wisdom Project tells a story …||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#005: Take Her Out to the Ballgame: Effa Manley and Negro League Baseball||Episode #005 features an oral history interview w…||4/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#004: Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Robert Penn Warren||Episode #004 utilizes two oral history interviews…||1/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#003: Veterans' Stories: Remembering the D-Day Invasion||In honor of Veterans Day, episode #003 of the Wis…||11/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#002: Original Recipe for a Kentucky Startup||Episode #002 features an oral history interview w…||11/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#001: Interviewing Jackie O||Episode #001 Explores an oral history interview w…||10/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Amazing and changing
This podcast is great
After listening you get a whole new perspective on the subject such as D-day
What history is all about
I listened to episode 4, "Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Robert Penn Warren," and I think The Wisdom Project Podcast is as relevant today as it was whenthese oral histories were taken. Anyone can see that this is still something we, as a society, struggle with especially when i comes to law enforcement and the Black Live Matter movement. Ultimately what these interviews boil down to is a juxtaposition of methods rather than message. I think this podcast does a very good job at making that distinction. Violent versus non-violent, immediate versus fradual, in short what is the right way for someone to rotest an injustice? Is it refusing to stand for the national anthem at the begining of a football game? Is it sitting at a white only lunch counter? Is it fighting back when a white person confronts you? hese questions still remain unanswered, both in these interviews and today. What is clear though, is like today it is about showing the orld that African Americans are humans, that how they are being treated is unjust, and that this is a conversation that needs to occur.
Writing on the Wall
This episode is a great listen. It shows the importance of oral history not only as a type of historiography, but how it can bring larger concepts to the surface in that of human connectedness. The story told during this episode is remarkable. It shows how the simplest actions, those in which the actors believe will have no consequence, can have a life changing effect on people across both continents and generations. This episode generates a special perspective of the past and present, showing just how connected they truly are. Definitely worth the time.
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